Permitting and Inspections  

389 Congress Street
Room 307
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8703



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Russell, Michael A. Director 207-756-8008
Christ, Doreen Office Assistant 207-874-8701

Business License Administration 

389 Congress Street
Room 307
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8557



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Hanscombe, Jessica Business License Specialist 207-874-8783
Caiazzo, Melissa Business license Assistant 207-874-8557

Housing Safety  

389 Congress Street
Room 26
Portland, ME 04101

207-756-8131



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Howe, Arthur Housing Safety Administrator 207-874-8432
Houseal, Ian Housing Safety Program Coordinator 207-756-8364
Fahey, James Code Enforcement Officer 207-756-8201
Hanscombe, Kevin Code Enforcement Officer 207-756-8169
Sarapas, Matthew Code Enforcement Officer 207-756-8167

Inspections Division 

389 Congress Street
Room 315
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8703

207-874-8716



The Inspections Division receives and reviews applications, issues permits and performs code enforcement inspections for work related to building, electrical, plumbing and subsurface projects. Assistance to questions relating to Code Enforcement and Zoning can be provided in the Inspections Division.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Rioux, Jonathan Inspections Manager 207-874-8701
Fagone, Paul "Chuck" Code Enforcement Officer 207-874-8789
Laflamme, Brian Code Enforcement Officer/Electrical Inspector 207-874-8696
Morin, Doug Code Enforcement Team Leader 207-874-8705
Cobb, Eric Health Inspector
Williams, Tom Health Inspector
Hanson, Duane Code Enforcement Officer 207-874-8707

Permitting Division 

Portland, ME 04101

Portland, ME 04101


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Ouellette, Keri Intake and Review Manager 207-756-8142
Bourke, Jeanie Code Enforcement Officer/Plan Reviewer 207-874-8715
Gilbert, Gregory Code Enforcement Officer/ Plan Reviewer
Leader, Laurie Code Enforcement Officer/Plan Reviewer 207-874-8714
Ross, Tori Permit Technician
Driscoll, Sandy Permit Technician

Zoning Administration 

389 Congress Street
Room 315
Portland, ME 04101

207-874-8703



Zoning administration is a critical component of the Inspections Program, and all building permit reviews start with a zoning determination. Zoning determines if a certain type of use can be undertaken at the proposed location, how much land is required for that use, how high a building can be, how much parking is required, and many other factors related to land development. In addition to the building permits reviewed for zoning compliance, hundreds of other zoning determinations were completed during the past year for subdivision and site plan applications, food service and business license applications, change-of-use applications, home occupations and condominium conversions.



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Machado, Ann Zoning Administrator 207-874-8709
Stacey, Christina Zoning Specialist 207-874-8695